Articles Posted in the Local News Category

  • Downtown Fire Station Renovation Moving Forward

    Improvements have been moving forward at the renovation of the downtown fire station in Huntsville. Chief of Police and Huntsville Public Safety Director Kevin Lunsford filed an update at the regular City Council session this…

  • Affordable College Degree Program Offered

    In response to Gov. Rick Perry’s challenge to Texas institutions of higher education to develop affordable college degree alternatives, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board announced the launch of the Texas Affordable Baccalaureate Degree Program.…

  • Witnesses Give Testimony in Washington over IRS Targeting

    Thursday in Washington, witnesses gave testimony at an investigation into targeting of conservative groups by the IRS. No matter what President Obama said to Bill O’Reilly in a televised interview before the Super Bowl, not…

  • Winter Weather Advisory

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 THIS MORNING.  EXERCISE CAUTION ON ROADS AND BRIDGES.

  • Smith Hill Water Line Replacement

    At this week’s regular session of the Huntsville City Council, councilmembers voted approval for a Task Order for McClure and Browne Engineering and Surveying for the purpose of engineering design services for the Smith Hill…

  • Suzanne Basso Executed

    Fifty-nine-year-old Suzanne Margaret Basso was executed at the Walls Unit at 6:26 last night. She was executed for the murder of a 59-year-old developmentally disabled man, Louis Buddy Musso, in 1998. Her motive was Musso’s…

  • Excellence in Teaching Nominations Sought at SHSU

    SHSU Manager of Communications Jennifer Gauntt tells us that every student that attends SHSU probably can identify at least one professor as his or her favorite. And, if you’re a student, here’s a chance to…

  • IRS Oversight Committee Questions New Commissioner

    Wednesday, the Congressional IRS Oversight Committee grilled new IRS Commissioner John Koskinen  about various issues tied to current and recent operations of the Internal Revenue Service. New York’s 23rd District Republican Representative Tom Reed was…

  • Council Approves Easement Acquistion Policy and Standardized Letter

    Last night, the Huntsville City Council unanimously approved a new easement acquisition policy standarized form letter that would be sent to landowners who were targeted for an easement location by certified and regular mail. Describing…

  • SAAFE House Thanks City Employees

    Last night at the regular meeting of the Huntsville City Council, SAAFE House Executive Director Jolene Miller, along with other members of the organization, presented a plaque to the City for their help in raising…